That’s right — some more health projection for the 2020 college football season for your UCLA Bruins. The team over at College Football News penned their UCLA team preview recently and stated that with this year’s schedule, a bowl game is almost inevitable.
Sure, I’ll believe it when I see it, but they have a great point.
The schedule is very fortunate for UCLA this season. No more Oklahoma on the non-conference schedule. In fact, that non-con schedule looks as winnable as any other team in the country. Those three wins would get the Bruins almost to their entire win-total from 2019, so it does make sense.
The team at CFN also points out that the Bruins get to miss difficult Pac-12 North teams in Oregon and Washington and gets the benefit of new head coach Nick Rolovich at Washington State losing their quarterback, instituting a new playbook and coming to Pasadena.
There’s also the Utah Utes who come to town sans a QB and sans a ton of talent on the defensive side of the ball.
The preview puts it bluntly, and says sort of what everyone seems to be what everyone else outside of Westwood is finally realizing:
OH COME ON, UCLA.
You’re UCLA. You have Chip Kelly. You have a gorgeous campus with even more beautiful weather at one of the coolest schools in the world.
Playing at the Rose Bowl isn’t totally ideal in a lot of ways, but it’s still the Rose Bowl – it’s still a selling point.
So why isn’t this working at all? Why can’t this just be a normal, functioning Power Five college football program that goes into every season assured of eight wins and a nice bowl game, and with a reasonable shot to do a whole lot more?
Check out the whole preview here.
What are your thoughts on this preview? More and more previews are sure to be coming in sooner than later, and we’ll keep our eyes peeled on the most atrocious ones, and of course, the most pleasant ones as well.